Egypt was the first advanced culture at the Mediterranean basin and lasted
more than 3,000 years. Its temples and pyramids are landmarks of antique
architecture and inspired other cultures such as the Greek and Roman.
The decorative arts of Egypt are highly symbolic with regard to their mythology. Conventional and geometric motives are of the greatest variety and used with consummate skill. The most striking point is they are extremely colourful.
The ancient Egyptians applied to their decorative arts red, green, blue and yellow as well as black and white in a most harmonious way, giving the Egyptian ornament a stylish and modern aspect.
"Egyptian Ornament in the Decorative Arts" is a painstakingly gathered collection of ornamentation from precious 19th and early 20th century portfolios. In this era the decorative arts have had a strong revival in Europe and many impressing source books have been produced. They contain beautiful polychrome lithographies, some in gold and silver, and the first photo-mechanically reproduced images of classic ornament.
Unlike the tightly packed plates of these lavish paper editions (in which each plate is a compilation of several patterns), modern digital publications allow a much more open lay out.
Bitedition wanted each ornament to attract the attention it deserves and therefore displays in the present pattern book each faithfully reproduced motif on one single page.
With more than 400 royalty-free designs and illustrations of different size the e-book „Egyptian Ornament in the Decorative Arts“ offers to students and artists, professional designers and arts-craftsmen, historians and architects as well as simple amateurs of ornamentation and decoration the ultimate image bank of historic Egyptian ornament.
|Age group||All ages|
|File size (Kb)||38,326|
|Year of publication||2015|
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